The Schools Programme* has been an essential part of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival from its inception.
Every year we bring Festival authors to schools for talks and workshops, creating unique opportunities for young people to meet with the writers they love. To celebrate ten years of the YRF in 2021, we present a hybrid programme of virtual school visits by international authors and live events with local speakers, from 19th to 30th April.
We are also delighted to launch a new partnership with Bring Me a Book Hong Kong, who have worked with us on offering Chinese language authors and events, making the programme accessible to more students.
We strongly believe that literature should be a vital component of every child’s education regardless of his or her background and reading ability. By connecting excellent writers of international renown with young readers, we hope to promote higher levels of literacy in Hong Kong and to nurture a generation of outward-looking, globally engaged citizens.
*Please note that these events are for school groups only as they take place during school hours.